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October 12, 2022
What Security Teams Need To Know About the Ransomware Threat Landscape

Sponsored Post: Nick Lowe, CrowdStrike Director, Falcon OverWatch.Organizations of every vertical, size, and location can be targeted with a ransomware attack. Here’s what you need to know about how these threats are evolving.Ransomware activity continues to grow and evolve each year, putting all organizations at heightened risk of an attack. Security teams, the protectors of the enterprise, must […]

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September 28, 2022
What Is an .rrcc File?

An .rrcc file is a computer file that’s been encrypted by ransomware criminals. It’s a variant of the STOP/DJVU ransomware, and although a newer entrant into the ransomware game, it’s quickly rocketed to prominence.An .rrcc file appends standard computer files with “.rrcc,” so a Word file called “list.docx” would be renamed “list.docx.rrcc” by the ransomware […]

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September 26, 2022
EDR Software ‘Easy to Bypass’ for Ransomware Operations

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) capability is widely touted as an essential part of defense against ransomware. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work as well as planned.Instead of scanning devices for known malicious code, EDR software watches for unusual activity that looks like a hacker is trying to infiltrate a network. Or behavior that looks like […]

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September 23, 2022
STOP/DJVU Ransomware: What You Need To Know

When 2017's WannaCry ransomware attacks made mainstream headline news, it might have seemed like ransomware was a problem mainly for organizations behind in their patching. However, the landscape has dramatically shifted, and ransomware is now an “everyone, all the time” problem. As a result, ransomware groups have cropped up that primarily target individuals. STOP ransomware […]

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September 22, 2022
Why Ransomware’s Next Target Could Be Entire Countries

Even by its own grim standards, the last two years have been a remarkable time for the ransomware industry.Incidents have become ever more spectacular, while the ransoms being demanded have grown larger, sometimes to almost incredible levels.Innovations, meanwhile, have come thick and fast, including targeting critical infrastructure on a significant scale and encrypting files using […]

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September 20, 2022
Interview with an Access Broker: ‘I Took Everything from GitHub’

Earlier this year, the FBI released data which was interpreted by many in the tech press as saying phishing attacks were significantly more costly to organizations than ransomware. This conclusion has been challenged, and there's now something of a counter-narrative available. (Note that this is an uncensored interview and contains language that's likely to be […]

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